THE annual spring ram sale for Kismet will be held on-property at the Howlong property on Wednesday, October 4.
Inspections will start from 11am and the sale kicks off at 1pm.
The rams are performance tested through Stockscan and all the figures are available on the day or can be found on www.kismetstud.com.au/ramsale.
The stud is fully accredited for brucellosis and is MN1V in the MAP program.
Kismet puts a lot of emphasis on the shape of the rams to minimise management and maximise live lambing percentages.
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Having smooth shoulders with a reasonable neck extension and not too big a head produces a live lamb without a stressful birth, while still being a good-sized lamb.
This in turn means less assisting ewes with lambing and less stress on the ewes resulting in a lot more live lambs.
The lambing percentages for Kismet back this up as they are generally around 170 to 180 per cent, with no artificial interference.
The stud has added the Southdown/White Suffolk cross rams to its armoury as a drawcard for those buyers who like the quick maturing and slightly easier lambing facet of the Southdown characteristic.
The rams look great and have grown out enormously and still have their lamb’s teeth.
All of Kismet’s rams are grass-fed only, which assists greatly in their performance and longevity.
This a result of grain-fed rams often being found to be very poor performers with very low fertility for the first mating.